About Attorney Julia B. Shalhoup
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Attorney Julia Shalhoup is a respected member of the West Virginia legal community with over 17 years of experience in family law litigation and mediation. Appointed to the various leadership positions, she has notably served on two task forces: the West Virginia Supreme Court Task Force on Mediation and Parent Education and the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Child Victimization Study and Policy Workgroup. Aside from litigation, Attorney Shalhoup is a practicing mediator and collaborative law representative. In appellate litigation, she has successfully worked to reverse court decrees and modify court orders.
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Julia B. Shalhoup is a member of the West Virginia and Kanawha County Bar Associations and the American Bar Association. She has served as chairman of the domestic relations committee for the West Virginia Association for Justice and is a member of the Board of Governors of that organization. She has also served as a member of the West Virginia Supreme Court Task Force on Mediation and Parent Education as well as the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Child Victimization Study and Policy Workgroup. She is frequently asked to consult with legislators regarding family law issues, and has been instrumental in helping draft legislation in that area.
Since 1993, Julia B. Shalhoup has been a member in good standing of the West Virginia Bar Association and the U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia Bar Association. She is currently a solo practitioner in Charleston, West Virginia where her practice is devoted solely to family law mediation and litigation.
Julia Shalhoup went to law school later in life, at the age of 37. Prior to law school, she was an English teacher who spent years seeing children's lives destroyed by contested divorce litigation. She decided to become a family law attorney so that she could provide people in need with an alternative: a more civil, less emotional, financially effective divorce experience.
A graduate of the West Virginia College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia, Attorney Shalhoup was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar in 1993. She received her Master of Arts for Reading Education from West Virginia University in 1975, and her Bachelor of Science for Language Arts in 1974.
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